AirTest offers energy saving garage system design services

    DELTA, BC, April 23 /CNW/ - AirTest Technologies (TSXV: AAT) announced
today that it is offering a design service for its Parking Garage Ventilation
Control System that makes it easy for contractors, building owners or
engineers to determine energy savings and payback feasibility. The services
include creation of a complete specification and scope of work that can be
used to have local contractors bid on the installation of AirTest's unique
ventilation and control system. AirTest will also interface with local
utilities to makes sure maximum rebates are obtained.
    AirTest's sensor-based, demand controlled garage ventilation system can
typically reduce energy costs by 90% and kW demand by 80% in enclosed parking
garages. Using this approach the AirTest system modulates code-required
ventilation rates to reflect actual vehicle activity in the garage. According
to George Graham, President of AirTest, "Based on the results of eight recent
installations in Los Angeles we have found we can provide an average savings
of 635 kWh per parking space. This represents an annual savings of $95 per
space." Graham added "Paybacks typically are in the 1 to 3 year range and can
amount to tens of thousands of dollars per year in savings for a medium to
large size garage."
    Using our design service, AirTest works with the customer through the
complete installation process including: initial feasibility assessment, data
collection, development of a budget and scope of work, selecting local
installation expertise, commissioning and maintaining the system and applying
for utility rebates. If desired, AirTest can also provide assistance in
verifying and monitoring ongoing energy savings. "Our design services leverage
all the advantages of the internet to interact with customers anywhere in the
world," said Mike Schell, VP of Business Development, "For example we are
currently working on a number of projects in South East Asia."
    The first step in the process involves a feasibility analysis where some
simple information is collected on the existing garage. Based on this data
Airtest can provide an estimate of cost, energy savings, and payback on the
capital cost of the installation. When a customer decides to proceed, a
detailed plan and budget is developed. AirTest then works with the customer to
guide the installation and commissioning of the system.
    Customers can email ( or call AirTest's toll free
number to start the process. (1-888-855-8880).

    About AirTest: AirTest Technologies ( is a
Green-Tech company specializing in sensors that improve commercial building
operating efficiency and at the same time create energy savings. These sensors
are all based on technical innovations developed in the last ten years, and
comprise a growing second wave of energy saving technologies that will make a
significant contribution to the Sustainable Buildings Program. AirTest offers
its products to leading-edge building owners, contractors and energy service
companies targeting the buildings market. AirTest also provides energy cost
reduction solutions to building equipment and controls manufacturers who
incorporate AirTest sensor components in their products.

    Statements about the Company's future expectations and all other
statements in this press release other than historical facts are "forward
looking statements." The Company intends that such forward-looking statements
be subject to the safe harbours created thereby. Since these statements
involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the
Company's actual results may differ materially from the expected results.

    Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as
    that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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For further information:

For further information: Mr. George Graham, President, Phone: (604)
517-3888, Fax: (604) 517-3900, Email:,

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